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Deploying Windows certificate without using GPO, SCCM, etc

I need to deploy a certificate to a mix of Windows machines, including XP, Win7, Server 2003 and 2008, for the purposes of using Locally Published Updates with WSUS. This is a Samba 3 network, so ...
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WSUS report approvals for a group

I'm trying to find a way to create a WSUS report of updates that have been approved for computer group A that have not been approved for one or more other groups. Alternatively, a tabular report that ...
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Reinstalling WSUS after failed instance

I have a server whose WSUS has been inoperable for quite a while. I suspect it crashed when the server's system drive starting running out of space, but I really don't know for sure. The only relic ...
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Windows Server patch management (email notification when patch applied?)

Patch management (WSUS) hasn't been in my court until recently so I am trying to get acclimated to its functionality. So currently we are using WSUS version 3.2 for our Windows Server patch ...
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Is there any way to block an specific product from Microsoft Update?

I have a scenario where an SQL Server update makes an app fail. I would like to disable SQL Server updates. I don't want to disable all other Updates. I would like to keep Windows Update. Is there ...
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WSUS and cloned drives

When I add new machines built with cloned drives to the network the fact that they have the same SID doesn't present any problems, except for WSUS, which shows only one instance of the clones, ...
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import update to wsus

is there any way to download update and import it to wsus ??
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WSUS trying to download all updates again

The server hosting WSUS had a catastrophic failure and we have had to rebuild the system drives. Luckily the DB and content store for WSUS are on a seperate drive so were unaffected. During the ...
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Determine wifi capabilities of Windows box (with WSUS install rules)

I need to determine if a computer is in fact a laptop with wifi capabilities (with emphasis on wifi rather than laptop). More precisely, I want to distribute a piece of software I wrote via WSUS and ...
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Building a WSUS server: where to start?

Rather than having all of my computers go out to the internet and download their Automatic Updates, I am seriously considering building a WSUS server. That is, a Windows Update server. I have read ...
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Old WSUS Server has Event ID 13032 after pointing clients to new WSUS server

We have moved to a new WSUS server and de-commissioned the old. However, I still get the error on the old WSUS server (event logs): Event ID 13032: windows server update Many client ...
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WSUS performance for unneeded updates

We have a WSUS server serving around 300 PC's and a couple of dozen servers and a discussion came up at work as to what products to include. We have a single SQL 2005 instance on one of the servers ...
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Can a non domain server obtain it's updates from a domain WSUS

Anyone know if it is possible to get a non-domain Server to pick-up it's updates from a domain included WSUS server? Just thinking about Hyper-V host Servers, in a single server environment clearly ...
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WSUS setup on ADS Domain Controller VM

How should I setup sharing/directory permissions to allow the following to work: VMHost - Hyper-V partition (not part of domain) ADServer - Active Directory Domain Controller running as guest VM on ...
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Scripting WSUS updates on a server set to “detect only”

I'd like to automatically install Windows server updates (backed by WSUS), but can't seem to get wuauclt /updatenow to actually initiate an install (or any of the other undocumented switches). It ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 using WSUS does not apply patch

server based on Windows Server 2008 R2 Service pack 1 (x64) with installed .NET Framework 4.0 does not apply patch KB2416472 which is approved in WSUS. Looking at the report in WSUS for this server I ...
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Using WSUS Admin Console from outside domain

Environment: I have a workstation on our primary domain. We have a primary WSUS Server that is the upstream server of 8 different testing domains. The Primary WSUS server is not part of any domain. ...
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WSUS Updates - Best Practice

We have an isolated enviornment of a few hundred servers in which we use WSUS to push updates too. We have thousands of updates which to manage and push to devices testing along the way to ensure the ...
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WSUS not making available all updates

I have recently installed WSUS (v3.2.7600.226) on a Windows 2008 Std server, and configured 4 test PCs to connect to it through group policy. They are detected by WSUS, and the PCs are downloading ...
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WSUS and windows update make clients PC very slow

At our office, there is a WSUS server that distributes windows updates to every client PC (Windows 7) between 1:00pm and 2:00pm. The problem is that he PCs become very slow during that time. Is ...
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Deploy .NET 4 Full to XP via GPO or WSUS

I am trying to deploy the full version of .NET 4.0 to client workstations running Windows XP. I have tried creating an MSI from the .exe using various free tools and assigning the install through a ...
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WSUS Shows Incorrect Version & WSUS (isolated) fails to download updates

One of the issues we are having is the clients will not download the updates from our WSUS server. They check-in as they are suppose too and find applicable updates but they are unable to actually ...
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Stop using WSUS on Client machines

I have a client that runs Windows SBS 2008 including WSUS service. As the disk space runs out way to often and bandwith isn't a problem he asked me to help. As I don't know SBS well and the customer ...
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WSUS moved how to reset the database and check the folders?

I have a bit of a problem with a WSUS box, I backed up the WsusContent folder (about 180 gig) to a second machine, wiped the first machine then realized I don't have the database folder! I can not ...
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I have two 'WsusContent' folders. One has about 55gb of files in it. How do I clear it out?

I ran the WSUS cleanup wizard in the WSUS MMC snap-in but this made no difference. I think the files are associated with System Center Essentials because they are in a folder called ...
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Script for automating addition of Administrative Template (.adm) to Group Policy

So I've been tasked with creating a script that will automate the addition of the WSUS administrative template (wuau.adm) and the configuration of automatic updates. I've figured out how to use a .reg ...
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Non existing GPO applying? WSUS

I recently took my WSUS server offline. In the mean time I want the clients to update from the internet until I get WSUS up again. However, Windows Updates is tring to contact the old server and ...
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Installing WSUS 3 SP2 on SBS 2008 - failed install

Im trying to install WSUS SP2 on my SBS 2008 box and it just seems to hang at the "please wait whilst the setup wizard installs...." I left it there for 1 hour and nothing. WHen I canceled the install ...
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Use WSUS when local, MU when remote? (But still report to WSUS)

We currently have our single internal WSUS server configured for all computers, both desktops and laptops. The WSUS server is available internally only (either VPN or LAN). We have some remote users ...
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Batch file to uninstall windows update?

Is it possible to make a batch file to uninstall a specific windows update (eg. KBxxxxxx)? We use 20 year old web based software to enter hours where I work and a new update is causing the program to ...
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Suggestions for free/cheap asset/patch management software (Adobe, Java, etc)

I am using WSUS for Microsoft patching but would like something that will inventory and patch Adobe, Java, Firefox, Quicktime, etc. I have used Lumension in the past and it was OK but it is too ...
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How can I find out how many workstations in my net does NOT use wsus update?

Is there an fairly easy way to find out how many workstations in my net that does not use wsus update? I have a feeling that many of my workstations does in fact not use wsus update, but instead ...
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Use WSUS to select patched to install, but not to download them

I am looking after three sites. Two are nice and close and share a high-speed link, so there is a single WSUS server to manage those - no problems there. The other site is 4 servers in China, using ...
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Remotely Trigger WSUS Downloaded update Installation

This has been bugging me for a while. We have our Servers set to download only windows updates to stage them to be installed during one of our bi-monthly patch windows. I have looked high and low for ...
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Wsus Updates View

I have the WSUS server/admin console installed on my server A and the admin console installed on my computer A. Both of them are connected to server A. When i create an Update View on my computer ...
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WSUS synchronization stuck and 0%

I, now, have two WSUS servers (one is running on Windows Server 2003 and the other on Windows Server 2008), I am trying to decommission one of them. I followed the instructions on how to move WSUS ...
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WSUS All updates view

As you can see in the next screenshot, there's a lot of drivers update for a lot of different network adapters. So these updates are all updates available from microsoft, regardless of my computer ...
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Wsus only allow some updates?

Right now, from fresh install it looks like WSUS downloads all available updates for the product I've selected (win 7). I don't have any nvidia stuff in my environment, is there a way to make wsus ...
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Average WSUS synchronisation data usage?

Recently, I configured our SBS2008 server to use WSUS. I set up a daily synchronisation, removed the packages that were of no interest / use to my domain and let it do it's thing. Lo and behold, ...
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Can't connect to <server name> sql server may not be running

We have ran into this error, trying to connect to WSUS server: Can't connect to SQL server may not be running Please verify that SQL server is running and configured correctly on the ...
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Patch Management Operations Plan

I'm developing a plan/strategy to manage patch deployment on Windows Clients using Windows Server Update Services. What are the some important things to consider in developing this plan? For example, ...
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Can't install/uninstall WSUS 3

I'm having a serious issue with trying to get WSUS 3 working. It was installed and working fine on Windows Small Business Server 2008 for a couple years, but then stopped working completely. I ...
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Decline an already pushed update,

I approved .net framework update on my WSUS server. Those updates have been pushed to the domain machines but have not been installed yet. They are waiting in the system tray waiting to installed. ...
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How to quicly revert a WSUS deadline timer

One of my coworkers applied a deadline to some windows updates for 1:00 in the afternoon and applied it to our servers. This was intended only for our desktops. Is there a ready way to kill the ...
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Disapprove superceded updates?

I have a silly question. I have taken over a WSUS server. It has a couple hundred superceded updates. I have disapproved them. Is this correct thing to do? as I understand there are newer updates ...
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Are there 3rd party tools or good custom queries for WSUS 3.0?

I'm working with a WSUS SP2 server, and I'm looking for ways to generate better reports. The built-in reporting system, is almost (but not quite) useless. My reading suggests that WSUS stores it's ...
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Scheduled task based on Microsoft patch release cycle

I have a simple powershell script which unapproves all patches based on computer group name in WSUS which works great. All of our servers patch on a specific Day/Week/Time starting on Week0-Wednesday ...
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WSUS - Auto-approve only “Needed” updates

I'v looked through all the settings in the Automatic Approval menu, but it could not find anything about automatically approve only the needed updates. Because if I check, for instance, to ...
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How accurate is the 'supersede' term regarding older updates in WSUS?

Been recently playing around with different options for management of my servers. One of these is WSUS. Getting a beginning list of updates was simplistic enough (though, the list is a bit...long) ...
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Should my WSUS provide update information before it is fully synchronized?

I recently installed WSUS in a network and am now waiting for it to download all the updates I want to provide to other clients. The updates are already approved. The installation is set up to ...